In The Hat | Troy Deeney

What was your first car?
The first car I ever owned was an A3 that I bought off my great uncle. I was at Walsall and about 19 years old, and he said I’d better have a decent car so he sold it to me!

Who was your childhood team?
Birmingham City. I used to go and watch them lots and I still do sometimes now.

Which famous person would you most like to meet?
I’d like to meet Denzel Washington, as I think he’s someone who you could have a decent conversation with.

Apart from football, what sports do you enjoy watching or playing?
Boxing and golf – I enjoy watching and playing both of them.

What’s your favourite kit that you’ve played in?
The first year that I signed here we had a red and black away kit that was made by Burrda. A bit like AC Milan. That was quality.

The Hornets' 2010/11 away kit is Deeney's favourite so far

World Cup Final, penalty shoot-out, are you taking one?  
Yes, definitely. I’m a penalty taker so I’d have to!

Toughest defender you’ve faced?
John Stones was very good last year, especially because when we played him there was a lot going on about possible moves and I thought he handled it well. Kurt Zouma was also tough.

What’s your favourite holiday destination? 
Miami or Vegas. I’ve been to both with my mates and it was good fun. I like to take my friends from home that probably wouldn’t be able to go on trips like that.

If you retired tomorrow, what would you do for the rest of your life?
I’d probably do something within the media, or go completely left-field and just enjoy being a dad. Having Christmas at home would be nice because my son’s seven now and I’ve worked Christmas Day every year since he was born.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Someone like Dave Chappelle, who’s quite funny but can also do the serious stuff.

Article first published in The Hornet (Watford FC match programme)


FxPro | Main Club Sponsor

Online broker FxPro and London-based Premier League Club Watford FC are delighted to announce a three-season sponsorship agreement starting at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. This is the largest sponsorship agreement in the history of the Club, with FxPro acting as the new front of shirt and Main Club Partner as Watford FC heads into another season in the most competitive football league in the world.

Scott Duxbury, Chairman and CEO of Watford FC, commented: ‘The past few seasons have been particularly successful for the Club both on and off the pitch. By partnering with an award-winning, UK-headquartered company, recognised both for their principled approach to business and for their decade-long leading presence in the financial services industry, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the values that Watford FC is renowned for around the world.’

FxPro and Watford FC share the same values of honesty and fairness, with FxPro being known for its lengthy association with Premier League football while acting as a strong advocate for transparency and ethical trading practices in the financial services industry. A key part of the upcoming sponsorship will be the development of grassroots activity and community and charitable outreach programmes to further promote the causes to which both FxPro and Watford FC are committed.

Spencer Field, Commercial Director of Watford FC, stated: ‘This agreement undoubtedly reinforces the growing appeal of the Watford FC brand on an international level. We are looking forward to developing marketing and activation initiatives in a range of global markets, which we are confident will benefit the Club over the next few years.’

FxPro CEO, Charalambos Psimolophitis, commented: ‘We believe in the potential of Watford FC, who have proven themselves time and time again to be one of the most dedicated and driven Clubs in the Premier League. We are delighted to be acting as Main Club Partners and wish Watford FC every success in the coming seasons.’